ZW-45 Zakk Wylde Signature Wah review by Dunlop

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Ease of Use: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 8.6 (81 votes)
Dunlop: ZW-45 Zakk Wylde Signature Wah

Price paid: $ 129.99

Purchased from: guitar center

Sound — 10
Epi les paul w EMG 81/85- wylde wah- wylde od- Dunlop carbon copy delay- Boss ns2 - b52 at 212 triple rectifier- the effects are all great and very quiet even when all are on and the amp is dirty as hell no noise except what I play. And you can get a great black label sound out of these bad boys

Overall Impression — 10
I play blues rock and heavy metal and this pedal is great for all. I have been playing for about 5 years. If this pedal was lost or stolen I would get the exact same pedal to replace it. I love that it has such great sweep range, so many Wah pedals go from off to on and have nothing in between - with this Wah you hear ever movement of the pedel. When I made my decision to buy this I compared it to the classic crybaby, the Slash wah, the dime Wah from hell, and this Wah out shined them all

Reliability & Durability — 10
The wylde Wah is definately a dependable wah- I have had it for over 3 years and have only had the potetiometer replaced once and Dunlop replaced it free even though the warranty was expired by a year. As dependable as this Wah is I still carry a crybaby with me just in case

Ease of Use — 10
This pedal is very easy to use (as are all Wah pedals)and there are no patches to edit. The manual is pretty basic but not really necessary since it is just a Wah after all. This Wah has the best sweep of all the wahs I tried out, and I tried all of them. It has a real throaty sound with the toe up and the highs come through real clear with the toe down. Also the adjustable torque is a great feature so you can make it tighter or looser depending on what you want. Also the fasel inductor is top notch sound

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    BLAKK:JAKK wrote: itr's a nice pedal but the price..... it's just because it has "zakk wylde" in it
    its not because of the zakk wylde name that the price is higher- its because of the fasel inductor- it sounds way different than the standard crybaby- and the classic crybaby that has a fasel is the same cost and its not as heavy in the low end as the wylde wah